Get 3D printed selfies and pay with Bitcoins for it
On February 4 2014 DoubleMe3D, a new 3D scan-and-print studio, opened in Bleiswijk, Holland. It aims at offering a brand new service – clients can have all of their bodies scanned. The details of the scanning supplies a digital model for further 3D printed selfies. The prints are made from PLA plastic in various colors, even copper, silver, sandstone and gold. If you don’t like the material suggested, DoubleMe3D will contract out other companies.
It will take just a couple of minutes to get a 3D scan complete and the image of the scan can be developed with the special software. The size of the models is about 10-17 cm tall. The printing process takes about 8 hours. After the scanning is complete customers will leave DoubleMe3D scan-and-print studio with a 3D model of themselves. As for the payment, clients can pay either in cash or using Bitcoins – digital currency.
A QR code will be sent to customers at the end of the procedure. It will include payment information that is to be used to pay for 3D scan-and-print service. Online you will find some advantages of bitcoins, one of which is that payment will take you only a few seconds. If you’re in Holland, you can buy bitcoins at bitonic.nl. Exchanges like MtGox, being the world’s largest, is a good opportunity for people all over the world who are willing to use bitcoins.
Sabina Groeneweg, one of employees of DoubleMe3D hopes that the technology will get closer to citizens.